Archive for July, 2011
Albert auctions a handmade brass pick-guard for a Gibson Les Paul “Old Black” style guitar, top-chromed, like Neil has.
The reason? To help the starving kids in Somalia and neighbouring regions.
The plate is massive chromed brass (250 grams) and has all feed-throughs for the original screw drillings and the humbuckers.
This pick-guard is unique and serves a good purpose, like Love! Many things are running afoul in the world today, but helping the starving kids in Africa is at least far from dogmas.
End of bidding is this Sunday, high noon, European Summer Time (CEST) = GMT+2h.
albert @ neil-young.info
He’ll explain you, how to best donate your help.
Thank you, Albert.
Here is the pick-guard in mounted state:
click on pix to enhance.
(cc Albert Stromann )
thanks to Albert. We raised in an individual action about 1000 € in total. Thimk about that!? Military expense is at least a factor 1.000.000.000 per day.
The world is an oyster.
Stephen Stills and Richie Furay of Buffalo Springfield talk in this CNN video about touring together for the first time in 40 years.
Goto CNN.com for the video.
Recorded at Bonnaroo Festival.
This world can be a monster. Due to some retarded individuals. Thimk about it. You’re responsible for your actions.
Our thoughts are with the Norway victims.
Neil Young On playing with country music legends
June 16, 2011 | By Patrick Doyle, Matthew Murphy
from Rolling Stone
“As a group of musicians, they were absolutely the peak,” Neil Young says of the International Harvesters, the band of country music veterans he played with on his new live album A Treasure , which was recorded on tour in 1984 and 1985.
The band toured without an album, or support from Geffen, Young’s record label, which sued the singer in 1984 for exploring a country sound deemed “artistically uncharacteristic.” Young had already explored electronic music (1982’s Trans ) and rockabilly (1983’s Everybody’s Rockin ) since signing to the label. “I just went wherever I felt like I was going at that time,” Young says in our interview, adding, “I created some friction doing that. But in the end, I created a body of work that I’m very proud of – and this is the absolute cornerstone.”
He couldn’t have picked a better team to explore a traditional country sound: the band included pedal steel and slide player Ben Keith, fiddle player Rufus Thibodeaux, pianist Spooner Oldham and Hargus “Pig” Robbins, bassists Tim Drummond and Joe Allen, guitarist Anthony Crawford and drummer Karl Himmel. Thibodeaux played with George Jones and Lefty Frizzell; Robbins has backed Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn and Allen has worked with Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.
In this interview shot at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on Monday, Young tells Rolling Stone ‘s Patrick Doyle why he went country, why he considers this band his peak and why he’ll never sing “Old Man” with a band again now that Ben Keith has passed away.
thx to DeddHedd
“ Physical vision – one could say scientific vision – brings about a metaphysical shift in the observer’s view of reality as a whole. The geography of the earth, or the structure of the solar system, are in an instant utterly changed, and forever. The explorer, the scientific observer, the literary reader experience the sublime: a moment of revelation into the idea of the unbounded, the infinite.
— Richard Holmes, in “The Age of Wonder”.